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Posted: Oct 15, 2020 - 12:58pm

Neighbors.
Steely_D

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Posted: Sep 16, 2020 - 12:47pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
 
2 things

Is he inquiring about the job he already declined? I don't know how I'd feel about that but I guess if he was right for it then, he's right now.
 
I am socially inept and often overshare or undershare personal info with no real sense of when it's appropriate to do so. Your interpretation is probably correct but there's always that.

 

There's a lot more backstory that makes it stick with me like it did. Decades of stuff that doesn't bear repeating here (it's not interesting, just part of the gestalt). So to have him now want to talk to me makes me think he's simply using my good natured-ness that he's wanted nothing of for all these decades.
So, not pissing me off. But annoying.

Over/undersharing without being appropriate? Brother!

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 16, 2020 - 10:32am



 Steely_D wrote:
Worked with Bob for 30+ years. A serious guy, but I respected him. Still, we never became good friends.

We retired simultaneously (same age) and with my new job I contacted him to see if he was interested in being part of it. He has different skills than me and would be a good addition. He declined, which is fine.

Since then he's called me twice. The first time, "how're you doing, Steely?" and I thought maybe I'd broken some ice. But, he just wanted info on a job I'd tried and didn't care for. So it was a fact finding mission on his part, not a friendly call.

Then, he calls me again yesterday. "How're things going, Steely?" and I mention the few things that have been interesting lately. He gives up no personal info, and..wants to know about the job I"m doing and is there room to hire him too.

So, it's annoying. I really want to block him, just so I don't get suckered into thinking he really cares about me, when really I'm just being Glassdoor for him. But, blocking someone I've known for 30+ years feels a little petty, right?
 
2 things

Is he inquiring about the job he already declined? I don't know how I'd feel about that but I guess if he was right for it then, he's right now.
 
I am socially inept and often overshare or undershare personal info with no real sense of when it's appropriate to do so. Your interpretation is probably correct but there's always that.

Steely_D

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 8:11pm

Worked with Bob for 30+ years. A serious guy, but I respected him. Still, we never became good friends.

We retired simultaneously (same age) and with my new job I contacted him to see if he was interested in being part of it. He has different skills than me and would be a good addition. He declined, which is fine.

Since then he's called me twice. The first time, "how're you doing, Steely?" and I thought maybe I'd broken some ice. But, he just wanted info on a job I'd tried and didn't care for. So it was a fact finding mission on his part, not a friendly call.

Then, he calls me again yesterday. "How're things going, Steely?" and I mention the few things that have been interesting lately. He gives up no personal info, and..wants to know about the job I"m doing and is there room to hire him too.

So, it's annoying. I really want to block him, just so I don't get suckered into thinking he really cares about me, when really I'm just being Glassdoor for him. But, blocking someone I've known for 30+ years feels a little petty, right?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 4:13pm



 pigtail wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Asking two questions, bullet-pointed, and they answer just the first one. Especially annoying because it's me sending them business. 

I have $2000 for you. Would you like it
  • In a single lump sum or in installments?
  • What address should I send it to?
Answer: "Lump sum." No "thanks, that's fantastic!" or address. 
 

I can send my address...just sayin'!
  


Well it was really a two-page advertisement, which the customer is paying $2000 for. I asked if they wanted it as one big ad file or two pdfs, and asked for the official size of their full page so I could build it right the first time. They said two pdfs and *crickets*

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 12:34pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Asking two questions, bullet-pointed, and they answer just the first one. Especially annoying because it's me sending them business. 

I have $2000 for you. Would you like it
  • In a single lump sum or in installments?
  • What address should I send it to?
Answer: "Lump sum." No "thanks, that's fantastic!" or address. 
 

I can send my address...just sayin'!
miamizsun

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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 9:58am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Asking two questions, bullet-pointed, and they answer just the first one. Especially annoying because it's me sending them business. 

I have $2000 for you. Would you like it
  • In a single lump sum or in installments?
  • What address should I send it to?
Answer: "Lump sum." No "thanks, that's fantastic!" or address. 
 

email them a picture of the check

maybe they'll get it
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 9:54am

Asking two questions, bullet-pointed, and they answer just the first one. Especially annoying because it's me sending them business. 

I have $2000 for you. Would you like it
  • In a single lump sum or in installments?
  • What address should I send it to?
Answer: "Lump sum." No "thanks, that's fantastic!" or address. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 9:45am

the good news: they're sending someone out to have a look

the bad news: we have to wait until next freakin monday

now that i think about it refrigeration and ice are way over-rated (said no-one ever)
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Sep 11, 2020 - 9:50am



 miamizsun wrote:
2 year old replacement fridge on the fritz

wouldn't you know it i've got a freezer chock full of food

purchased a lot of lg stuff (entire kitchen,  laundry, etc.)

several repairs on four appliances with total replacement on three of them

out of my pocket of course

may have to rethink my household recovery strategy

is 9:30 am too early to start drinking?
 
The compressor on our freezer went out some months ago. Moved everything to the neighbor's freezer. Local appliance place ordered a new compressor, one day delivery, installed it.

Technician said there's a weak link in almost every new fridge/freezer - the epoxy(?) where they seal the system at the factory. After a few years it develops pinhole leaks. When he installed the new compressor he added proper service ports like A/C units have - eliminates the weak link and allows testing/service.

All manufacturers try to keep costs low, and pass their 'savings' along to the customer as 'costs'. An upgraded unit is much less likely to fail again, at least not in the same way.

We're lucky to have a great appliance repair outfit close by. Maybe get on your local Nextdoor and see if there are any recommendations?
Good luck...
c.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2020 - 7:31am



 miamizsun wrote:
2 year old replacement fridge on the fritz

wouldn't you know it i've got a freezer chock full of food

purchased a lot of lg stuff (entire kitchen,  laundry, etc.)

several repairs on four appliances with total replacement on three of them

out of my pocket of course

may have to rethink my household recovery strategy

is 9:30 am too early to start drinking?

 
Not since November 2016.

miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2020 - 6:26am

2 year old replacement fridge on the fritz

wouldn't you know it i've got a freezer chock full of food

purchased a lot of lg stuff (entire kitchen,  laundry, etc.)

several repairs on four appliances with total replacement on three of them

out of my pocket of course

may have to rethink my household recovery strategy

is 9:30 am too early to start drinking?
oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 8:59am



 buddy wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
when someone in food prep or service diddlles with their mask

when i say diddle i mean to reach up touch, rub or adjust it and then carry on without washing or changing gloves

according to manbird and ov, that mask has been over the nose and mouth holes so it may contain undesirable funkishness

i agree and if you are a mask diddler, you may as well be picking boogers nose on the job

please tweak your covers for long term service before you interact with the customers or wash thoroughly after

just say no to diddling
 
What, no kiss?

 

Beware a French restaurant.
 


buddy

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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 8:49am



 oldviolin wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
when someone in food prep or service diddlles with their mask

when i say diddle i mean to reach up touch, rub or adjust it and then carry on without washing or changing gloves

according to manbird and ov, that mask has been over the nose and mouth holes so it may contain undesirable funkishness

i agree and if you are a mask diddler, you may as well be picking boogers nose on the job

please tweak your covers for long term service before you interact with the customers or wash thoroughly after

just say no to diddling
 
What, no kiss?

 

Beware a French restaurant.
oldviolin

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Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 8:47am



 miamizsun wrote:
when someone in food prep or service diddlles with their mask

when i say diddle i mean to reach up touch, rub or adjust it and then carry on without washing or changing gloves

according to manbird and ov, that mask has been over the nose and mouth holes so it may contain undesirable funkishness

i agree and if you are a mask diddler, you may as well be picking boogers nose on the job

please tweak your covers for long term service before you interact with the customers or wash thoroughly after

just say no to diddling
 
What, no kiss?

miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 3, 2020 - 8:17am

when someone in food prep or service diddlles with their mask

when i say diddle i mean to reach up touch, rub or adjust it and then carry on without washing or changing gloves

according to manbird and ov, that mask has been over the nose and mouth holes so it may contain undesirable funkishness

i agree and if you are a mask diddler, you may as well be picking boogers nose on the job

please tweak your covers for long term service before you interact with the customers or wash thoroughly after

just say no to diddling
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 29, 2020 - 7:59pm

Ever-changing requirements for password complexity.

But not telling me what the new requirements are, so I have to keep trying new ones, really pisses me off.

Guess, I won't login to work until I can find someone to let me know.
georgantas

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Posted: May 10, 2020 - 10:58pm



How time flies. (and silly replies to serious comments)  ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 superfido wrote:
The fact that I am roughly 11 years older than I was when I started this thread. 

 


 


Steely_D

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 10, 2020 - 10:41pm

Folks/bots on Twitter trying to get #Obamagate up to 2 million hits, because THAT will shame him and force things to happen.... 

Idiots
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 10, 2020 - 9:34pm



 superfido wrote:
The fact that I am roughly 11 years older than I was when I started this thread. 

 


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